MONK’estra, a BIG modern jazz BAND – concerts: Jan 23, 30 + Feb 20

MONK’estra

a BIG modern jazz BAND

John Beasley, Conductor/Arranger

Blue Whale, Weds, January 23+30

Vitello’s Jazz – Wed, February 20

 

MONK’estra celebrates Monk and other classic compositions, with a contemporary twist incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz playing, Hip Hop and traditional big band instrumentation, along with originals by Beasley.

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MONK’estra BIG BAND 

SAX

Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill, Justo Almario, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson 

TRUMPET

Bijon Watson, Willie Murillo, Ray Monterio, Brian Swartz, Gabe Johnson 

TROMBONE

Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Andy Martin, Steve Hughes, Ryan Dragonn 

BASS
Rickey Minor 

DRUMS

Gary Novak 

VOCALS

Dwight Trible + Nayanna Holley

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Wednesdays, Jan 23 and Jan 30 | 9pm + 10:30pm | $20

Blue Whale123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Ste 301, LA, 90012, 213-620-0908 http://bluewhalemusic.com/

 

Wednesday, February 20 | 8-11:30pm | $20

Vitello’s Jazz 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, 91604, 818.769.0905  http://www.vitellosjazz.com

 

 

John Beasley is one of the best pianists and improvisers on the jazz scene today. Beasley is a master musician, with total command of the jazz language, and his playing is always intense in both emotion and technique. All About Jazz

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